Overhead Athlete

An amateur or professional athlete who participates in an overhead sport and is thus at risk of traumatic or degenerative injuries to the shoulder girdle
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Ulnar collateral ligament injury in the overhead athlete.
Currently, the scapulothoracic motion's to throwing is one of the least studied and understood e ntities in the overhead athlete.
The final section deals with management of the overhead athlete, providing information on screening measures, pitch count guidelines, return-to-throwing progressions, microinstability in tennis players, and training modifications for swimmers.
The result of this study supports this hypothesis that the shoulder rotation range of motion of the dominant arm in overhead athlete is shifted toward a relatively more external rotation.
2008) in a young overhead athlete affected by impingement-like pain.
2004) Pseudarthrosis of the first rib in the overhead athlete.
5,6) This procedure was used primarily to address instability in the overhead athlete.
Litchfield R, Hawkins R, Dillman CJ, et al: Rehabilitation of the overhead athlete.
Even though stress fractures are more common in the lower limb, because of the increased pressure of weight bearing and ground impact, they have been significantly documented in the upper limb and are increasingly recognized in throwing and overhead athletes, gymnasts, weightlifters, and dancers.
12] reported that swimmers and overhead athletes often develop swimmer's shoulder which encompasses a variety of pathological injuries, such as rotator cuff tendinitis, shoulder instability and shoulder impingement.
An asymmetry develops in the scapular posture of overhead athletes like tennis players, where the dominant scapula is more protracted than the non-dominant side (16).